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The State of Dalmatian Wines 2015

by  |  13-06-2015

The wines of Dalmatia, Croatia are not terribly well-known and until I wrote a book about them in 2007, I didn’t fully have a grasp of them either despite first tasting them back in 2004.... more » The wines of Dalmatia, Croatia are not terribly well-known and until I... more »

The Paradox of wine in Split, Croatia

by  |  18-05-2015

In Spain, many wine bars have sprung up in recent years as many people looked at their glass of 3€ a bottle Rioja that they’re drinking in say, Barcelona and asked, “Why am I drinking... more » In Spain, many wine bars have sprung up in recent years as... more »

Catalunya at Dalmacija Wine Expo 2015

by  |  16-05-2015

In returning to Dalmatia for the first time in many years, I attended the Dalmacija Wine Expo 2015 in Split and conducted a Master Class comparing three wines of Catalonia with three of Dalmatia. I... more » In returning to Dalmatia for the first time in many years, I... more »

Dalmatian grape invaders

by  |  08-05-2015

There is a bigger, boomier, more extracted article looming about the current state of Dalmatian wines as I tasted last month at the Dalmacija Wine Expo in Split, Croatia but for now, I present this... more » There is a bigger, boomier, more extracted article looming about the current... more »

Extractions

by  |  18-08-2013

A collection of nifty wine and travel bits from around the interwebs. Paris Pricing Insanity On our recent trip up to Paris, we found the murder the they get away with on wine prices with... more » A collection of nifty wine and travel bits from around the interwebs.... more »

Dalmatia

by  |  14-06-2013

The wines of Croatia have oft been misunderstood or even disregarded. People tend to want to believe that the best wines only exist in France, Italy, Spain, and California. But naturally, anyone who starts to... more » The wines of Croatia have oft been misunderstood or even disregarded. People... more »

Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend 2013

by  |  01-05-2013

Last year, I went to the first Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend which was something of a continuation of the event from previous years, but under a slightly different name and organizer. You can read all... more » Last year, I went to the first Zagreb Wine Gourmet Weekend which... more »

Never forget the Mali Plavač

by  |  02-01-2013

While dousing ourselves in San Francisco over the holidays, a friend invited us over for a Szechuan hot pot dinner. Despite eating out a lot in SF over the last two weeks, it was, without... more » While dousing ourselves in San Francisco over the holidays, a friend invited... more »

In The Glass: Miloš Stagnum Poluslatko 2003

by  |  20-09-2012

It’s a fantastic thing when the wonderfully strange crosses your path by way of an Istrian visiting Spain. Such was the case with this bottle of what I can really only call dessert wine from... more » It’s a fantastic thing when the wonderfully strange crosses your path by... more »

In The Glass: Vuina Plavac Štafileo Barrique 2009

by  |  09-09-2012

This is an interesting take on Plavac Mali from Vuina, a winery located between Split and Trogir on the coast of Croatia. Ironically, while not a bumpin’, off-the-chart wine growing region, this is where the... more » This is an interesting take on Plavac Mali from Vuina, a winery... more »